Advanced Pain Solutions Shoulder Pain Specialist

Shoulder pain is not something anyone should have to live with. When an injury occurs to the shoulder, the pain can be so excruciating that it can greatly hinder your ability to perform the simplest of tasks such as putting on a shirt, taking out the trash, or even washing your hair.

Even when shoulder pain is less intense it still significantly impacts your life, happiness, and your livelihood. Shoulder pain is a leading cause of people stopping their most favorite activities such as tennis, swimming, cooking, or even throwing a ball with your child. Furthermore, it is well documented that shoulder pain can greatly hinder work performance and can very likely lead to early retirement if left untreated.

At Advanced Pain Solutions, we do not want you to suffer from debilitating or even just aggravating shoulder pain. It is important that your body function at its optimal state and our physical medicine clinic in Redmond, Oregon is here to help you find long-lasting relief for your shoulder pain without the use of harmful medications or surgery.

Shoulder Pain

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What Causes Shoulder Pain?

As a highly complex joint, the shoulder is the most common joint in the body to be dislocated or injured. The shoulder joint is made up of the scapula, clavicle, and humerus bone of the arm and is held together by a group of four muscles and tendons called the rotator cuff. This ball and socket joint allows for a wide range of motion, which unfortunately results in decreased stability and increased likelihood of injury.

While shoulder pain can result from a variety of activities, some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include the following:

  • Overhead work
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Using your arms in an awkward position
  • Repetitive tasks (swinging a golf club or working at a cash register)

Shoulder pain can be a sign of deeper underlying injuries. If left untreated, shoulder pain can increase in severity, leading to referred pain and/or muscle weakness in the hands or arms. It can also lead to severe disability.

At Advanced Pain Solutions, our doctors are equipped to treat many causes of shoulder pain, some of which include the following:

Impingement: When your arm is lifted away from your body and the shoulder blade puts pressure on the rotator cuff tendons, this results in impingement. This can limit range of motion and cause pain. It can ultimately result in tendinitis or bursitis if left untreated.

Tendon Tears: Tendon tears such as a rotator cuff tear or bicep tear can occur from degenerative changes to tissues, long term overuse, or from a sudden injury. This occurs when the tendon splits, or tears away from the bone it is attached to.

Instability: this can occur from a sudden injury or from long term overuse with repetitive motions. When the ligaments, tendons, or muscles around the shoulder become loose or torn, it results in instability, where the upper arm bone is not fully secure in the shoulder socket. Instability can result in a partial or complete dislocation which can be severely painful and leads to an increased risk of arthritis.

Frozen Shoulder: Also known as adhesive capsulitis, this condition causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder and often results from having to keep your shoulder still for long periods of time, such as after a surgery.

Radiculopathy: this occurs when the pain radiates to the hand, arm, or up the neck. It can result in shooting or sharp pain, a tingling or burning sensation, or even muscle weakness.

Tendonitis: Tendons are the tissue that connects the muscle to the bone. Tendonitis is a result of inflammation in the tendon and most commonly occurs in the rotator cuff or bicep.

Our providers are also here to help you with other causes of shoulder pain, some of which include:

  • AC joints sprains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Arthritis

How Is Shoulder Pain Treated?

At Advanced Pain Solutions, our providers are ready to help you overcome your shoulder pain once and for all. Our state-of-the-art techniques allow our patients to overcome their shoulder pain and injuries without the use of harmful medications or surgery.

Our goal is to help you get your life back without a costly surgery that can come with a lengthy recovery time, expensive post-surgical care, and possible complications.

According to the National Library of Medicine, the patient cost for those who have a rotator cuff surgery ranges from $25,000 to $50,000 and recovery time can be as long as 7 to 11 months to achieve full function.

Our goal at Advanced Pain Solutions is to help you avoid costly surgeries such as arthroscopy, shoulder replacement surgery or rotator cuff surgery. We know far too well the negative outcomes that can result.

Our medical team will complete a comprehensive exam and diagnosis in order to create an individualized treatment plan designed to address the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. Our care protocols are uniquely prescribed based on the cause of your pain. Our goal is to work with you to restore proper function and range of motion to your shoulder while reducing your pain.

Treatment methods may include:

Shoulder Pain

Are you a candidate for our shoulder pain relief protocol?